In Memoriam of Old Microbiology Website (2008-2015)



Old Microbiology Website
(2008 - 2015)
Old Microbiology Website, 7, the primary website for the University of Washington’s Microbiology department, died on May 1, 2015; after years of battling amateur coding, questionable file structure management practices, and absolute neglect from his web developers.
Old Microbiology Website spent his life proudly highlighting the achievements of his faculty members, providing directory information about his co-workers, and promoting the department’s Microbiology Seminar Series. In addition, he would make announcements to the internet world about currently open positions the department was seeking to fill.
Always a man of immense work ethics, Old Microbiology Website never took a break from his duties, insisting on working twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred and sixty five days a year—unless the university’s network went down for maintenance or power outages. But even then, he would only wait rather than sleep.
Old Microbiology Website is survived by his sister, New Microbiology Website (
Donations in Old Microbiology Website’s memory can be made by check (payable to UW Foundation) to:
UW Medicine Development
Box 358045
Seattle, WA  98195-8045
Alternatively, you can donate online at the following web site:
Gifts to this fund benefit a wide array of training and research projects within the Department of Microbiology at UW Medicine, including undergraduate research opportunities, seminars, the new computer and resource center for students, and graduate fellowships. Funds also help develop innovative undergraduate courses and laboratory exercises.